Accepting the #SeeHer Award, Gadot made a passionate speech about equality for women.
Gal Gadot accepts the #SeeHer Award onstage during the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. The Wonder Woman looked stunning in the blue sash dress at the National Board of Review Awards Gala earlier this week but not everyone thought so.
When Gadot stood in front of the mic, she thanked Patty - who has officially signed on to direct the Wonder Woman sequel - for her generosity.
She went on to dedicate the award to the women and men who have spoken up against sexual misconduct throughout every facet of life in past months, including Hollywood.
Gal Gadot, the Israeli Hollywood superstar, has won a special award for her portrayal of a positive female role model in Wonder Woman.
'I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right, for those who can't stand of speak for themselves. And it was clear to me that I wanted to portray a strong and independent woman-a real one. "She's full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness".
'She knew the great importance of this character and what she could mean to the world if well done'.
The Wonder Women's speech can be counted in such category easily.
However, it was Gal Gadot that really took the spotlight when she collected the SeeHer award in a silver shimmering Prada number. "Love u mama." Fans also sent Gadot love as they congratulated her on the win.
Gal said, "The whole process of making this film inspired me and I hope it inspires others".
Gadot added that when she began her career, there were very few female-led films, and even fewer female directors. This year, three of the top grossing films were female led. There were eight other films in the top 100 which were directed by females. "So although this is progress, there's still a long way to go", Gal said.
Patty just shared an anecdote with me. "She takes action when everyone around her is idle", she said.
As artists and filmmakers, I believe it's not only our job to entertain, but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect.